Lifestyle recommendations in major depression: Do they work?

Show simple item record Serrano-Ripoll, María Jesus Oliván-Blázquez, B. Vicens-Pons, V. Roca Bennasar, Miguel Ángel Gili Planas, Margarita Inés Leiva, A. García-Campayo, J. Demarzo, M.P. García-Toro, Mauro 2018-09-21T11:31:38Z
dc.description.abstract [eng] BACKGROUND:Modifying some lifestyle factors can be useful in depression, at least as an adjuvant treatment. Combining different lifestyle interventions seems to be an adequate strategy to increase their antidepressant efficacy according with preliminary studies, but this issue has not been enough investigated. METHODS:The present study is a randomized, double-blinded, multicentre, two arm-parallel clinical trials, with a 12 month follow-up. The sample consisted of 273 Primary Care patients. Four combined hygienic-dietary written recommendations were given to the patients about diet, exercise, light exposure and sleep hygiene. RESULTS:Both active and control interventions were associated with improvement on BDI (Beck Depression Inventory) scores. However, there were not statistically significant differences (7.0 vs. 7.6; p=0.594). LIMITATIONS:We were unable to monitor whether patients carry out recommendations. Intervention could be too difficult to accomplish for depressed patients without enough support and supervision. CONCLUSIONS:Just giving written lifestyle recommendations are not enough for depressive patients to benefit from them, so perhaps lifestyle change recommendations work or do not work on Depression depending on how they are presented to patients and on monitoring systems of their implementation
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dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Affective Disorders, 2015, vol. 183, p. 221-228
dc.rights (c) Elsevier B.V., 2015
dc.subject.classification 616.89 - Psiquiatria. Psicopatologia
dc.subject.other 616.89 - Psychiatry. Pathological psychiatry. Psychopathology. Phrenopathies. Psychoses. Mental abnormality. Morbid mental states. Behavioural and emotional disturbances
dc.title Lifestyle recommendations in major depression: Do they work? en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion 2018-09-21T11:31:38Z info:eu-repo/date/embargoEnd/2075-01-01
dc.embargo 2075-01-01
dc.subject.keywords Depression en
dc.subject.keywords Diet en
dc.subject.keywords Exercise en
dc.subject.keywords Lifestyle recommendations en
dc.subject.keywords Sunlight exposure en
dc.subject.keywords Sleep patterns en
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